Tag: Rural Alabama
Population is declining in Alabama’s rural counties, particularly in the Black Belt, even as urban and suburban counties are growing.
As the population has dropped off, good-paying jobs have left. The population has gotten older and sicker, but hospitals have closed and doctors have left the area. With fewer students, schools have become fewer and farther between.
The Alabama Reflector investigated these issues and produced a three-part series:
Depopulation often means fewer health care providers, and more difficulties getting to them. Read more.
As people leave rural Alabama, so do students. That has an effect on finances for those left behind. Read more.